Scorecard_Political Criteria

The European Commission (EC) monitors Albania’s progress and level of preparation in meeting EU membership requirements on an annual basis. The country is working on the transposition of the Acquis according to the National Plan on European Integration Plan (NPEI), which serves as a tool for fulfilling the obligations arising from the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA).

This Scorecard on Albania’s Progress and Level of Preparation towards EU membership takes as its starting point the situation described in the EC 2021 Country Report and reflects the development throughout the year crystallized in the EC 2022 Country Report. It aims to display in a more simplified way 1) the Political Criteria 2) Chapter 23 (Judiciary and Fundamental Rights) and 3) Chapter 24 (Justice, Freedom and Security).

The Scorecard presents an assessment concerning the main fields of each chapter. The evaluation includes an elaboration on progress and preparation during 2021 in each area, as well as a graded assessment (where 10 is the highest grade and 4 the lowest), taking into account the terminology used in each case in the European Commission Reports for progress and level of preparation.

this study was conducted by the European Movement in Albania (EMA) in the framework of the project “National Resource Centre for Civil Society in Albania”, with the financial support of the European Union through the Delegation of the European Union in Albania. The information and views expressed in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union.

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